MCC Discussion: Life as Art, Art as Entertainment
Join the Multicultural Alumni Chapter for a discussion exploring the impact that arts and entertainment have had on multicultural communities.
The panelists will discuss the relationship that cultural identity, tradition, sociopolitical struggles, and the media have with arts and entertainment within BIPOC communities.
Dana Blair ’04, MBA ’08, TV Host and Producer, will moderate this exclusive conversation, featuring three Adelphi alumni:
Khalil Munir ’05, Performer, Educator, Tap Dancer, Speaker and Author
- Mirirai Sithole ’12, Actor, Actors Equity & SAG-AFTRA Actor and Founder of AYE DEFY
Prior to the event at 6:00 PM, join MCC leaders for a Meet and Greet. New members and alumni interested in joining are encouraged to meet the leaders and current members and learn more about the Multicultural Alumni Chapter’s mission and goals.
About the Speakers
Dana Blair, ’04, MBA ’08
As a veteran both in front of and behind the camera, Dana Blair knows a thing or two about creating captivating conversations. Her one-on-one interviews have carried her from the boxing ring with Venus Williams to sharing the red carpet with the likes of Shonda Rhimes, Will Packer, Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett, Denzel Washington, amongst many other top entertainers and powerhouses.
Dana has covered everything from pop culture and celebrity interviews with Essence, People and The Recording Academy to social justice pieces for BET, and is known for her extensive research and authentic interviews. With her magnetic personality and vivacious energy, she’s leaving a lasting impression as one of Hollywood’s most fun and personable on-air talents, both on and off the screen
Khalil Munir ’05
Award-winning actor, dancer and instructor Khalil A.M.R. Munir has proven himself to be more than just a promising talent—he is a visionary young creative artist whose awe-inspiring dance and remarkable stage acting continue to rouse an array of audiences. Those talents have culminated in a career-making role in 1 Pound 4 Ounces, the riveting one-man show combining impassioned storytelling with music and improvisational tap dance.
Having overcome adversities including a broken home marred by drugs and incarceration, as well as devastating childhood learning hurdles, Munir has conquered that and much more, emerging as an artistic risk-taker and respected role model. His brand of exciting aural-visual experience and electrifying expression is “art imitating life” at its very best, taking showgoers on a tumultuous real-life journey.
Mirirai Sithole ’12
Positive Psychology Practitioner (The Flourishing Center), Human Connection Specialist. Founder / Creative Director: @AYEDEFY. Award winning Actor: Drama Desk Ensemble Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for “School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play”. Off-Broadway Theatre: (Atlantic Theatre Co., MCC, Playwrights Horizons, CSC etc). TV (Black Mirror, Russian Doll, Broad City, Bull etc).
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